in the past, I have been pretty adamant that I would not travel to Mexico. Visiting by cruise ship and going on excursions is very different. We felt very safe.
Our sail into Cabo was interesting.
I have not been able to decide if this is a whale or something else.
On our way in we were “escorted” by the Mexican Navy.
In one picture, I caught a ray jumping. We will see these jump many times but never got a good picture other than this one.
As we approached Cabo, we passed “Lands End” and the famous arch.
The port is pretty and large but with 3 ships in port it seemed crowded. There was a big Norwegian ship, another Holland ship and us.
This made for a busy tender boat trip to the docks. Every ship had several boats out running back and forth all day.
On land in Mexico for the first time, Yep, this is the first time we have ever been to Mexico.
We are headed out for our excursion.
We will be sailing and snorkeling with a video of the fish at the reef.
The excursion was call Luxury Day Sailing from Cabo Adventures. It was GREAT! We were tendered into the harbor dock and then transferred to the sailboat. There were 10 passengers and 3 crew. The captain Jose, First Mate Benjamin, and photographer Karolina. First, we had to get out of the crowded port. At times, we were only a few feet from others moving in or out to sea. The captain was very skilled, and we had no problems.
You cannot get to this beach any way but by boat.
It also is known as a place to dive around this big rock.
As we rounded the other side, we saw a huge sea lion resting.
Our first stop was to sit offshore at ‘Lands End’ which is the very end of the Baha peninsula. The Arch or El Arco and Lovers Beach/Divorce Beach. Lover's beach is safe on the Sea of Cortez side.
Divorce beach is on the Pacific side and is very dangerous because of waves, currents, and rocks just below the surface. Our captain said that anyone swimming off that beach was usually never seen again.
Lands end was very packed with boats, so we kept moving.
More sea lions sunning themselves.
The crew passed around snacks and drinks. Everything is included in the price of our excursion. They had very nice margaritas and rum punch.
Next, we looked for whales and found several.
We got to the area where we would anchor and snorkel. We stayed for two hours.
In this area, the ocean is extremely salty nothing like the Gulf of Mexico.
Shawna and I swam for a while and used the new GoPro to get some fantastic video of the huge number of fish we saw.
Lunch was served along with more drinks.
While we were eating, a big flock of Pelicans few over.
On the return trip, we sailed and relaxed. It was a long day but well worth the money spent.
Time to return to the ship.
Sails up. We had to be ready to lay flat as the sail moved across.
We got a great picture of the ship. That is our cabin in the red circle top floor to the front of the ship.
Yes, it is at the very top of the ship. Right down the hall is the “Crow's Nest” which looks out over the front of the ship and is our favorite place to visit. Oh, and it has a really nice bar and coffee shop.
Almost back to “Lands End”.
Heading back to the tender and then the ship.
Our sunset picture from the ship was fantastic.
Later we took in show at the mainstage. The Group was 'Jukebox Rogues', and tonight's show was focused on Frankie Valley's music. They were fantastic.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...